Eat This, Drink That: Hot Fudge Bourbon Milkshakes

Dear readers, we know you didn’t get an “Eat This, Drink That” last month, and we really didn’t want to disappoint again this month. But truth be told, y’all, we’re busy. We’ve been adulting hard-core lately, and bopping about from Brooklyn to Louisville and beyond, and it hasn’t left us a lot of time to sit in the same space, much less conquer to kitchen, together. But fear not! We flexed our time management muscles and got together to bring you a speedy (like, really speedy — we’re busy ladies), two-in-one installment that is perfect for summer: Hot Fudge Bourbon Milkshakes. Ice cream for eating + bourbon for drinking = enjoyment for everyone.


Start your timers now, ready…go. We used this recipe from Jessica Merchant’s How Sweet It Is. First off, we made some bourbon whipped cream. In Zelda’s electric mixer, we whipped ½ cup of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of bourbon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar until soft peaks formed (about two minutes). Toppings, managed.

After that, we came to the main event : the milkshake base. Combine 1 1/2 cups of vanilla ice cream, ½ cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 ounces of bourbon, and ¼ cup of hot fudge (we probably used closer to  ⅓ cup, because chocolate is important) in a blender, and mix until smooth and creamy.


And finally, assembly! Coat the bottoms of two medium-sized glassed with EVEN MORE fudge (1-2 tablespoons worth). Pour your milkshake concoction in next, then top with your homemade whipped cream. Add a fancy straw if you’re fancy, like us, and sip to your heart’s content. Overall, the whole process took us maybe a half hour (including buying the ingredients and stopping for coffee). We could have sped up the the process even more if Zelda’s kitchen had more than one accessible outlet, allowing us to make both the whipped cream and the milkshake simultaneously, but alas.


Guys, let us tell you, these things are ridiculous. Not as big as the recipe promised (which is probably a good thing), but so decadent, so delicious, and with a perfect balance of booze and sweet. We will definitely be whipping these up again: We can already picture these taking our slumber party game to a whole new level.

Two milkshakes later, a little boozed up, and very satisfied, we parted ways to return to our respective adult lives. Blogging, managed.


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